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My Grandmother’s Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies in a tin

My grandmother came to the United States from Finland as a little girl. I remember her accent and her eagerness to feed us some homemade treat every time we came to her door. This is the cut-out cookie recipe she … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Gnocchi

whole wheat sweet potato gnocchis on plate

You remember what a powerhouse sweet potatoes are, right? Here is my favorite recipe that uses them. Sorry, this isn’t a particularly “quick” recipe, but it’s a good one to do with an extra pair of little hands to help … Continue reading

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Potato (Plus extra veggies) Soup

potato, summer squash, cauliflower, onion soup in a bowl

The air has definitely turned chilly, and we’ve already had snow. Time for soup. And if you happen to be looking for a white main dish to celebrate a snowfall (any one else ever do that?), this is a good … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil Follow Up–
includes chocolate so read on

I know I wrote about coconut oil before, but I had to add some things and change my opinion on other things because of what I’ve learned since. First of all, I have tried several different brands of coconut oil, … Continue reading

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I Yam What I Yam, Sweet Potato

There is a lot of information out there about what is a yam, and what is a sweet potato, and how nutritious they are. But it isn’t so easy to take these facts (like: yams are not related to sweet … Continue reading

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Cook Now, Eat Later: Freezer Meal Plan Week 1

This week, we’re going to work on the chicken meals. We’re going to make Chicken and Brown & Wild Rice Soup, White Chicken Chili, and Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, as well as shredded chicken for future meals. If you have … Continue reading

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Cook Now, Eat Later: A Plan for Freezer Meals

As you may or may not know, I’m expecting a baby. In fact, at the time I’m writing this post, I am about 2 weeks from my due date. However, by the time you read this, that baby had better … Continue reading

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Fall Favorites Basket Exchange Party

Three years ago, my very best friend had the most ingenious idea for a autumn inspired party. Both she and I share a love of this time of year, but living in Arizona didn’t offer much in the way of … Continue reading

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Asian Chicken Salad

In the summer, I try to avoid using the oven as much as possible. We grill a LOT, but otherwise, it is always nice to have a heat-free dinner. This meal can either be done in the crockpot (which sometimes … Continue reading

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Using Coconut Oil–Why and How

I heard about using coconut oil at a dinner with my healthy eating dinner group. My hostess had mixed it with garlic and herbs and served it instead of butter to put on bread. It doesn’t have that buttery flavor, … Continue reading

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